GALLERY

Kuta Takashima

“ 2016 ”

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2016Excellence Award

ARTIST STATEMENT

2016

It’s impossible to find certainty in the existence of the world. In failing to recognize ourselves, ambiguity, shrouded in uncertainty, heightens. But instants occur when we are suddenly freed from these doubts and a perfectly pure and clear world emerges. I accumulate these moments, these fragments, without end from close distance.

Thoughts like these drive me to take photographs. Should my works become a page in someone’s internal world, they will become a clue to self-knowledge and recognition. But perfection is also impossible. That’s why I will keep taking photos.

Entries form: Book with forty A3 pigment-ink inkjet prints

Selecting judge: Hiraki Sawa

The visuals evoke something akin to a fable, but the intermittent appearance and disappearance of the personal within these visuals is what struck me the most. They can’t be called cinematic, but narratives, fictions, can be seen within them. The photos appear to be arranged to show the passing of time. I’m looking forward to see how they are presented at the exhibition.

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PROFILE

Kuta Takashima

Born in 1988.
From Yamanashi Prefecture, currently residing in Tokyo.
Graduated in 2011 from the Arts Administration Course, Lifelong Education Program, Faculty of Education and Human Sciences, Yamanashi University
Won an Honorable Mention award at the 2012 New Cosmos of Photography
Collection held by the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts

Major solo exhibitions
2016:matchbaco gallery, Tokyo
Zawatsuki 2015, Nikon Salon, Osaka
Zawatsuki 2016, Gallery Trax
2015: Zawatsuki 2015, Nikon Salon, Shinjuku
2014: Zawatsuki, matchbaco gallery, Tokyo
2013: Zawatsuki, Nikon Salon, Shinjuku
Zawatsuki, Nikon Salon, Osaka
2012: Zawatsuki, Berlin Gesundbrunnen Gleimstraße
Numerous group exhibitions
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2016Excellence Award

Kuta Takashima

2016

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